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Trump campaign turns Harry Potter site into anti-Clinton page

After site's prior owner put his URL up for sale, it resurfaced full of links to stories critical of the Democratic nominee.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine cheer during a Cleveland Labor Day rally in September.

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If you were a frequent visitor to the website ClintonKaine.com, you'll notice a few changes today.

The former fan fiction site no longer features a cartoon portraying Hillary Clinton as a wizard much like Harry Potter. Instead, you'll find links to news stories and commentary that criticize and critique the Democratic presidential candidate.

Hillary Potter, fare thee well.

The change is no surprise since the site went up for sale in July, when the URL's owner Jeremy Green offered it for $90,000. Green told NPR's Morning Edition that he received $15,000 for the site, and NPR reported that the purchaser was Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale. Today, Trump posted the URL on his Facebook page, unveiling the new content.

The website is registered privately under an LLC called "Domains By Proxy." The LLC didn't respond to a request for comment sent to the email address listed with the website's registration. The Trump campaign didn't respond to a request for comment.

The top of the website on Monday afternoon greets visitors with the headline, "CLINTON: SANDERS SUPPORTERS LIVE IN PARENTS BASEMENT," which links to a story by Politico about comments Clinton made at a fundraiser in February. The headline refers to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton's opponent in the Democratic primaries, who was popular with younger voters.

The headline at Politico itself reads, "Clinton gives her take on Sanders supporters in leaked fundraising recording."

The Clinton campaign didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

First published October 3, 2:15 p.m. PT.
Update, 4:22 p.m. PT:Adds confirmation from Jeremy Green that he sold the ClintonKaine.com URL.
Update, 4:43 p.m. PT:
Adds information about the sale of the URL to the Trump campaign.